Keagan McNew

Austin, TX 78610 · (512) 917-6413 ·

I am an aspiring data scientist and GIS professional with a Master of Applied Geography in GIS.


Texas State University

Master of Applied Geography in GIS

GPA: 3.92

August 2017 - August 2019

Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography

GPA: 3.56

August 2013 - May 2017


Graduate Research Assistant

Texas State University

Assisted in the research of Jewish survivors found in the Budapest ghetto and producing GIS layers detailing their locations. Various python packages were used to normalize the addresses and process the data to determine their locations. The GIS layers and associated data were normalized, and a spatial database was created to house the data.

August 2017 - August 2019

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Texas State University

Assisted in the creation of a LCLU classification layers used for habitat analysis. Utilized supervised machine learning methods to classify five land cover types over the southeast region of Texas

January 2017 - May 2017


Master's Research

Methodology and Algorithm Development for Historical Addresses

Software/Skills: Python, Javascript, HTML/CSS, SQL, GIS, regex, data normalization, geocoding.

August 2017 - August 2019

GIS II (Python)

Exploring Expressions of Loneliness and Indication of Depression from Social Media Data Using String Matching Algorithm

Software/Skills: Python Language, ArcMap, Natural Language Toolkit, Fuzzywuzzy, Tweepy, Pyproj, Arcpy, Tkinter

January 2019 - May 2019

Exploring Spatial Databases

Creating a Spatial Ontology of Jewish Survivors in Budapest

Software/Skills: ArcGIS, AHP methodology,Model Builder, Remote Sensing, Raster Calculator

January 2019 - May 2019

Habitat Suitability Analysis Using the Analytical Hierarchy Process: Golden-Cheeked Warbler

Creating a Spatial Ontology of Jewish Survivors in Budapest

Software/Skills: StarUML, protégé/WebVOWL, pgAdmin4, Psycopg2, Pandas

August 2018 - December 2018

Web Mapping

Austin Demographic Change Analysis

ArcGIS, ArcGIS API for JavaScript, JavaScript, HTML/CSS

August 2018 - December 2018
More projects can be found at my project blog.


Programming Languages
  • C++
  • Python
  • Javascript
  • SQL
  • ArcGIS products
  • Arcpy
  • ArcGIS API for Javascript
  • ArcGIS products
  • Leaflet.js
  • Mapbox
  • Google Cloud Services
  • QGIS
  • ERDAS Imagine
  • Bootstrap
  • Jinja2
  • Django
  • Flask
  • SQlite
  • pgAdmin4
  • Machine Learning Concepts
  • Basic and Advanced GIS/Geographic Concepts and Theories
  • Microsoft Office Products
  • Exposure to various APIs (Google Maps, ArcGIS, etc.)


I thoroughly enjoy developing my programming, GIS, or other data science-related projects and blogging about what I learned. Otherwise, I am an avid traveler, I love visiting the various national parks found here in the United States. I also enjoy weightlifting, hiking, and I am big magic the gathering fan.

Awards & Certifications